Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
grinning leaders for the future. -- they are grooming leaders for the future. all of the authors out there giving us books that we can be inspired by. eigth, the candidates, night, the military, -- . create your own list of people. do not forget to thank the people doing the right thing. we get so busy and politics that we tend to be up on the bad guys and forget to thank the good guys. more good news is the mainstream media has lost the hold on citizens. i say this tongue-in-cheek, but the only people watching mainstream media now seem to be the ones that do not get cable, do not have computers, or are sheltoutins. [laughter] the best news is that our generation has the internet combined with other good forces. paul revere would have been in this -- envious of the internet. our website is poised to help you and other citizen-leaders lobby for liberty all the time. it takes just three to five minutes a day. libertycentral.org is the cutting edge web site that came on may 23. we have been building it since we got the bug in our head. it is for the paul and paulette reveres of our
Sep 9, 2010 1:00pm EDT
trying to groom his son. there are other contenders for the presidency and so on. i wonder if you have any view or if you could express a view on the importance of -- you mentioned the planned 2011 parliamentary election. i do not want to concentrate on the election, but the importance of political processes that are seen to be fair and inclusive. you mentioned opposition parties, but for example, could you comment on the importance of an election and that is carried out with agreed upon rules and a transparent way that will perhaps address these legitimacy questions around the government? >> well, i think your question sets the table very well. obviously, it is essential for yemen to have free and fair elections. i think that the national dialogue is essential. we have worked very hard on promoting this goal. obviously, we are going to have a hard time getting there if we do not emphasize the government's aspect of this. we have spoken to the secretary at the yemen conference, making a point of underscoring the need for a unified yemen. this is absolutely essential for regional s
Sep 30, 2010 10:00am EDT
advocacy. as just an example of that, for the first time we brought a large groom of high school teachers to the s.e.c. this summer to train them in how to, in part, edcation -- impart education about financial matters throughout their course work and also in specialized courses. and it's a program that was enormously successful and we will continue. we do have the investor literacy study you mentioned, we're in the project planning stage right no. it will focus on the current levels of literacy in this country, how to increase, particularly, as you mentioned, transparency of fees and expenses, soin investors can understand -- so investors can understand what they're paying for the product that they're buying and can compare products in a simpler way because they'll understand the fees and expenses. we're also looking at what have been the most productive efforts so we can model our own investor literacy efforts on ones that have been successful. and we're looking at investing goals and behaviors as part of this study as well. we'll report to congress within the 24-month period.